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Tajikistan and the High Pamirs

A Companion and Guide

Middleton Robert , Huw Thomas , Markus Hauser


Editeur - Casa editrice

Odyssey Publications

Asia
Asia Centrale
Tajikistan
Pamir

Anno - Date de Parution

2011

Pagine - Pages

704

Titolo originale

Tajikistan and the High Pamirs: A Companion and Guide

Lingua originale

Lingua - language - langue

Eng

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Tajikistan and the High Pamirs: A Companion and Guide

Tajikistan and the High Pamirs  

Ottimo e fondamentale!!! (per chi ama la storia delle esplorazioni)
Fringed by the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Oxus and the Jaxartes,Tajikistan can boast not only of breathtaking mountain scenery, but also of 3,000years of history. The land where Alexander the Great fought desperately against theScythian nomads, his most formidable adversaries, Tajikistan is an ancient cradleof Persian culture. Originally, it was the home of the Sogdians, the famous tradingpeoples of the Silk Road; eventually this country was at the heart of the 19thcentury “Great Game”, a place of contention for the adventurers and spies of Britainand Imperial Russia. Now recovering from the misfortunes of the 20th century—thetravails of Soviet rule and several years of civil war—it is able to offer visitors notonly its legacies of cultural and ethnic diversity, but also unparalleled opportunitiesfor adventure.

Features:
Vital insight into a crucially positioned nation
Dushanbe, Central Asia’s friendliest capital city
Mountaineering and trekking on the roof of the world
Historical insights into explorers and travelers of the ancient Silk Road
Culture, music and ethnic traditions
Essays on wildlife, botany, geology and archeology including a contribution by Dr. George Schaller
Published to appeal to the armchair traveler as well as the intrepid visitor

 


Recensione in altra lingua (English):

Ottimo e fondamentale!!! (per chi ama la storia delle esplorazioni) Fringed by the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Oxus and the Jaxartes, Tajikistan can boast not only of breathtaking mountain scenery, but also of three thousand years of history. Originally the home of the Sogdians, the famous trading peoples of the Silk Road, in more recent times the country was at the heart of the 19th-century 'Great Game'.